ilb Jahre: 2011

Risa Wataya

Risa Wataya (with the real name of Risa Yamada) was born in Kyoto in 1984 and is one of the most successful young female writers in Japan.In 2001, at the age of 17, she published her debut »Insutōru« (tr. Install), for which she was awarded the 38th Bugei Prize for

Rebecca Horn

Rebecca Horn, born in Michelstadt in 1944, studied Philosophy and Art in Hamburg, and with a scholarship in London. The artistslived in New York in the 1970s, where the Fluxus movement was her inspiration for her creative work, a mixture of performances, films, sculptural installations in the space, drawings, and

Raoul Schrott

Raoul Schrott was born in 1964. He grew up in Tirol, Tunis, and Zürich, and studied languages and literature in Norwich, Paris, and Berlin. From 1986 until 1987, he was the secretary to Philippe Soupault in Paris. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on »Dada 1921−1922« and in 1998 he earned

Rafał Skarżycki

Rafał Skarżycki was born in Warsaw in 1977. He studied philosophy, and became known in Poland and abroad through Jeż Jerzy (tr: George the Hedgehog), a comic figure he invented together with the illustrator Tomasz Lew Leśniak. The first episode of »Jeż Jerzy« appeared in the journal »Ślizg« in 1995.

Raja Alem

Raja Alem was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. She studied English Literature at the University of King Abdulaziz, Jeddah. She first began writing in the cultural supplement of Riyadh newspaper, but became widely known after the publication of her novel »Tariq al-Harir’« (Beirut, 1995; tr. The Silk Road). Raja has

Piotr Paziński

Polish journalist, essayist, literary critic, translator and writer Piotr Paziński was born in 1973. He studied philosophy at Warsaw University, and graduated in 1999. In 2005 he defended his thesis about James Joyce’s »Ulysses« at the Institute for Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 1992 until 1997

Pius Alibek

Pius Alibek was born 1955 in Ankawa in Kurdish Iraq into a Chaldean-Assyrian family and studied English in a Jesuit seminar in Bagdad. After completing his military service he went to Barcelona. He speaks Aramaic, Arabic, Kurdish, English and Spanish as well as Catalan, which he uses for his literary

Philip Grassmann

Philip Grassmann studied Politics at Berlin Free University and the London School of Economics, and attended the ASV School of Journalism. Initially a film critic, he became an editor at the daily newspaper »Die Welt« before working as a political correspondent in the Berlin bureau of »Süddeutsche Zeitung«,. Since 2008

Peter Stephan Jungk

Peter Stephan Jungk was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1952. The son of Jewish emigrants spent his childhood and youth in Vienna, West Berlin, and Salzburg. He then became an assistant director at the Theater of Basel and worked on several films before studying at the American Film Institute

Peter Raue

Peter Raue was born in Munich in 1941, and studied law, theatre and philosophy at Berlin Free University. He worked as a lawyer, and was actively involved in the art and culture scene. The initiator of the MoMA exhibition of 2002, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art show in Berlin

Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy was born in Minlaton on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia in 1951. He grew up in various small towns on the continent, completed his school qualifications in Darwin and studied medicine in Adelaide. In 1974, he started working as a doctor in various rehab centres for alcoholics

Peter Härtling

Peter Härtling, who was born in 1933 in Chemnitz, grew up in Saxony, Moravia, Austria and Württemberg in Germany. In an attempt to escape capture by the Nazis, the family fled towards the West at the end of World War II with many intermediate stops along the way. However, his